Clinic aims to inform Spanish-speaking community about vaccinations

CONCORD, N.C. — A nonprofit in Concord is making an effort to educate the area’s Spanish-speaking community on complex information, such as the science behind the COVID-19 vaccine.

The president of El Puente Hispano, Sandra Torres, said her nonprofit is a clinic that is for patients who primarily speak Spanish.

“There’s a lot of hesitation about being vaccinated,” Torres said. “So we were all saying something has to be done to help them out.”

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Torres is also a coordinator with the Cabarrus Health Alliance and said those who speak only Spanish face numerous obstacles throughout the process of getting vaccinated.

“To access the vaccine, you have to connect to a website that is totally in English,” Torres said. “So it wasn’t happening.”

In the video at the top of this webpage, anchor Susanna Black learns how El Puente Hispano is making a strong effort to change that.